Vestas receives order for 22 wind turbines in Scotland


Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order for 22 wind turbines meant for the Galawhistle project in Scotland, UK.

The order was placed with Vestas by Infinis Energy. And Vestas is to deliver, install and commission its V90-3MW turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement.

Delivery of turbines is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016 and the project will be commissioned in 2017.

“At a time when the government of UK has pledged to meet its international obligations to reduce carbon emissions and decarbonize power generation, Infinis continues to believe that onshore wind remains the most effective renewable energy. And the company is best placed to help achieve these goals at the lowest cost to consumers,” Eric Machiels, Chief Executive of Infinis, said.

Vestas has also received an order for turbines from a 150-MW project in Texas. It is the first such order under a master supply agreement announced with EDF Renewable Energy last December. EDF RE is an independent power producer and developer, which owns and operates renewable energy projects.

Under the agreement, Vestas is to supply 75 V100-2.0 MW turbines for the Salt Fork wind power plant in Donley and Gray Counties, Texas.

The scope of the agreement includes supply and commissioning of wind turbines besides a three-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement designed to maximize energy production.

The Salt Fork project marks the first turbine supply agreement announced under the master supply contract between Vestas and EDF for up to 1 gigawatt.

Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in late 2016.

Ajith Kumar S